To kick off April, Alamo City has a great set of events going on this weekend. From things to shop, watch, and learn, your plans should be no joke.


For a galactic Friday night, stop by San Antonio College's Scobee Planetarium. Every Friday, they host shows open to the public starting at at 6:30 PM. Go at 7:30 for "The Sky Tonight Live," which will point out all of the constellations and planets currently visible from the 210. At 9:00, Scobee will be showing a double feature of "Extreme Planets" and "Dynamic Earth." Tickets are cheap but seats are limited, so come 30 minutes before showtime. $5 for adults. 


Sleep in on Saturday and then stop by Family Fun Day at the Urban Farm Stand from 10 AM - 2 PM. You'll find family activities like face painting and games, but also estate sales and plant sales to peruse. Since you'll be in Southtown already, take your pick of brunch spots on your way out.


For some culture, get a literary crash course with Shakespeare on the Riverwalk's production of "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged!)" at 7:30. This show is a 90-minute "high-speed rollercoaster that covers 37 plays, all done by only three actors. At the Arneson River Theater, you'll not only get a light-hearted take on the best of English literature, but also a chance to enjoy the great weather we're having. Tickets are available online or at the door. $12-$15.

Shop (Again)

Before Shakespeare on the Riverwalk, get to downtown early and check out the 55th Annual Starving Artist Art show, open from 10 AM - 6 PM. The event will showcase 200 vendors and will send the proceeds to benefit The Little Church of La Villita. If you can't make it on Saturday, they'll also be open on Sunday.